Kenworth introduces Allison automatics on the T300

| 12/27/2001

Kenworth has introduced Allison 2000 and 2400 automatic transmissions for its T300 medium-duty truck. Automatics are becoming a popular spec on Class 6 and 7 vehicles, noted Mike Parrish, Kenworth medium-duty product marketing manager.

Both models are fully automatic, five-speed overdrive transmissions with lockup and a powerful 32-bit microprocessor. Power take-off (PTO) drive gears are optional.

According to Parrish, the Allison transmissions are mated to Caterpillar's 3126 engine rated at 545 foot-pounds of torque or below. A Spicer SPL100 driveline is also part of the package.